Tobe Nwigwe, Willie D, ESG, LeToya Luckett and more added to Bun B’s rodeo takeover concert
Bun B’s H-Town takeover rodeo concert for Black Heritage Night has added yet more artists to the growing lineup. Mixing in true H-Town legends with newbies, March 11 is sure to be a crowd-pleasing event for hip hop lovers.
Hitting the green with pro golfers for Lucille’s 1913 Golf Charity Tournament
Lucille’s 1913, chef Chris Williams’ non-profit that has donated more than 200,000 meals during the COVID-19 pandemic, will host its inaugural golf tournament on Monday, April 12, at Hermann Park. Proceeds will benefit Lucille’s 1913 and The Imani School.
Houston rapper Bun B to headline “Reading With a Rapper” event this Saturday
HOUSTON – Houston rapper Bun B will make an appearance during Saturday’s “Reading With A Rapper” interactive exhibition, bringing literacy awareness to Houston students. The exhibition will take place at Prauper, located at 218 Westcott near Memorial Drive. Bun B will engage in an artist talk with attendees while they also engage in interactive classrooms that will place them directly in a simulation using AR. In celebration of the RWAR & Beats By Dre partnership, @legendsdolive presents “The RWAR House”. Ad“Reading With A Rapper” will take place this Saturday from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. Tickets for the event are sold out.
Bun B to Greg Abbott: 'Get off Fox News and get the power back on'
Johnny Nunez/WireImageJust like the rest of Houston, Bun B is losing patience with the power outages across the state due to the Arctic blast. When he saw Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Fox News on Tuesday night, the Port Arthur rapper let his 1 million Instagram followers know how he feels.chron.com
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Texas organizers call out police hypocrisy at Capitol Whether you've attended in person or watched on television, the differences between majority...Bun B promises an epic battle with Southern rap legends After being vocal about doing a VERZUZ battle, Bun may finally get one.chron.com
Just In Time For Christmas: Bun B Helps Houston Music Foundation Offer Additional Grants
^ Keep Houston Press Free Support Us LocalCommunityJournalismI Support Support the independent voice of Houston and help keep the future of Houston Press free. Support UsIt’s no secret that the live music industry and all of its moving parts are hurting. Here in Houston, the Houston Music Foundation has provided one-time payments of $500, just a hundred dollars less than the federal government will provide, to local musicians since their launching in April as a direct response to the massive economic losses to the music community. “One of the benefits of donating to the Houston Music Foundation is that as soon as the money hits our account, we distribute it. “It feels like more is being done today for the Houston music community than has ever in my time been done, so we've just got to keep supporting each other and pushing each other,” says Mark.houstonpress.com
Best Houston Music Releases of 2020
We've put together a list of our favorite Houston music releases of 2020. YouTube screencapDon't Get Lemon, Forward Not Forgetting - Perhaps the most pleasant surprise in Houston music this year was the sophomore EP Forward Not Forgetting by Houston and Austin-natives Don't Get Lemon. EXPAND Houston rapper LE$ self-produced and wrote his entire 2020 album, "DIOS". Whatever might be happening in the outside world, if Fat Tony is dropping new music, Houston will be alright. Support UsA song is about, well, good times, "Take Me to the Good Times" takes us around the world and down the block as frontwoman Kam Franklin describes her ideal happy places, presumably inspired by touring.houstonpress.com
Musicians Bun B and Kam Franklin Celebrate Voting – Houston Public Media
Bun B and Kan Franklin, lead singer of The Suffers, have joined together to throw a drive-in concert at NRG Park, and your voting questions answered by the experts. Town Square with Ernie Manouse airs at 3 p.m. CT. Music artists Bun B and Kam Franklin discuss their first live performance in months at a drive-in concert at NRG Park for Move Texas. The experts discuss the ins and outs of mail-in ballots and other voting issues, as well as answer listeners’ questions. Subscribe to Today in Houston Fill out the form below to subscribe our new daily editorial newsletter from the HPM Newsroom.houstonpublicmedia.org
Rapper Bun B drops exclusive t-shirts with Trill Taco in Missouri City
HOUSTON Rapper Bun B has partnered with Trill Taco in Missouri City. Known as the Trill OG, Bernard Freeman, who is one half of the southern rap duo UGK, is selling limited edition t-shirts in collaboration with the restaurant. Trill Taco celebrates rap culture by naming its menu of tacos, quesadillas, burritos and nachos after legends like Travis Scott, Fat Pat and Megan the Stallion. The merch drop also coincides with Bernard Bun B Freeman Day, which is August 30 in Houston. While signing shirts at Trill Taco on Saturday, he shared his thoughts on the Texans and the Rockets.
Houston rapper Bun B says his son tested positive for the coronavirus
Houston rapper Bun B is urging his followers to take the coronavirus seriously after announcing his son has tested positive. The rapper took to social media to share the news about his son. My son just tested postive.According to the post, his son just welcomed a baby girl four days ago. Bun B and his wife will take care of the newborn for the meantime. The rapper urged his followers to stop playing with this virus.He concluded his post by saying I dont wanna lose my son, daughter in law, my newest granddaughter or any of my other grandkids.
Houston rapper Bun B reflects on citys peaceful march for George Floyd
Houston rapper Bun B along with fellow rapper Trae tha Truth helped organize the event alongside Floyds family members. Bun B was one the first speakers to address the crowd. #justiceforgeorgefloyd Posted by Bun B on Wednesday, June 3, 2020Houston is unified. Houston stands together in solidarity against racism, against police brutality, against racial injustice, said Bun B. Say His Name... #GeorgeFloyd Posted by Bun B on Wednesday, June 3, 2020To connect with Bun B, click here.
Trae tha Truth, Bun B, Mayor Turner and George Floyd’s family plan to march from Discovery Green Tuesday
HOUSTON – Rappers Trae tha Truth and Bun B announced a march Tuesday with the family of George Floyd in Houston. We will do it right for the homie,” Bun B wrote on his Instagram Sunday. We want to honor Mr. Floyd’s memory in a respectful way.#JusticeforGeorgeFloyd pic.twitter.com/Db9WwTlRni — Sylvester Turner (@SylvesterTurner) June 1, 2020Trae tha Truth said the goal is to make this biggest march ever. Bun B is demanding action. “We just want to stand as unified front right now and send a message to the world of how Houston, Texas gets down,” said Bun B.
Rapper Bun B to protest in Minneapolis after Houston native George Floyd dies in police custody
MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota Rapper Bun B is speaking out about the death of Houston native George Floyd. The rapper, whose real name is Bernard Freeman, told KPRC 2 he plans to head to Minneapolis Friday to take part in a protest. RELATED: Heart-stopping: Family of George Floyd, Houston man who died in Minneapolis police custody, says firing of officers not enoughFloyd, 45, died Monday night after a white officer kneeled on his neck for several minutes. A bystanders video showed him pleading and groaning that he could not breathe as the officer knelt on his neck. MORE: Former NBA player Stephen Jackson speaks out about the death of longtime friend, George Floyd
Houston rappers, lawmakers and activists host ‘Slab Ride’ to protest the shooting death of Ahmaud Arbery
Running for Ahmaud Arbery had evolved to riding for him. More than 50 slab riders took to the Houston streets Saturday afternoon to ride for justice for Arbery’s death. Organizers said the ‘Slab Ride’ was to protest hate and violence against Black people. Riders completed two loops around 610, commemorating the 2-mile run Arbery made before being killed. and Real Beauty Real Women.
Party on the Plaza Is Going Virtual to Benefit Houston Food Bank
Thursday night shows from late March to early May were scheduled to bring diverse music acts and Houston music fans to Avenida Houston. Houston First is teaming with KHOU 11 to present the Party on the Plaza Virtual Benefit Concert. The concert will benefit Houston Food Bank. According to press materials, the countrys largest food bank in distribution is working at a 150 percent distribution currently. Those interested in donations to the organization, its volunteer opportunities or assistance are encouraged to visit the Houston Food Bank website.houstonpress.com
Houston Music Foundation Fields 600 Applications for Aid From Houston Music Pros in Its First Week
The Houston Music Foundation officially launched last Tuesday. Within days, the upstart crisis relief fund for Houston music industry professionals had fielded 600 applications for emergency aid. Antones and Bun B are donating half its new sales proceeds to Houston Music Foundation. When we started Houston Music Foundation we thought that we were going to get a certain demographic of subscribers and applicants. Shes among the first wave of Houston Music Foundation grant recipients.houstonpress.com
Rapper Bun B, Former Texans player Chester Pitts and Altus Foundation feed families in need at Houston church
HOUSTON – Rapper Bun B and former Houston Texans guard Chester Pitts teamed up with the Atlus Foundation and Church at Bethel’s Family to give back to the community Wednesday. Three times a week, members of the Church at Bethel’s Family hand out meals and grocery supplies to more than 1,000 families across the Houston area. The Altus Foundation, alongside Bun B and Pitts, joined the church in order to provide even more families with meals and groceries. Bun B and Pitts volunteered their time alongside the congregation during the food drive and cheer the spirits of the community and other volunteers. The Altus Foundation aids patients for ancillary expenses associated with their medical condition and facilities grants to initiatives and efforts benefiting the community.
Blue October and Bowling for Soup to Headline Mardi Gras! Galveston 2020
Top entertainment and other event highlights have been announced for the 105th annual Mardi Gras! The biggest Mardi Gras celebration in Texas will be headlined by rock icons and Houston natives, Blue October, along with fellow 2000's pop-rock sensation, Bowling for Soup. EXPAND Bowling for Soup will headline the 2020 Mardi Gras! Fiesta Gras festivities will include two parades, a balcony party and shopping and dining options. Photo courtesy of Bidi Bidi BandaFor fans of EDM, Electric Mardi Gras returns to downtown Galveston.houstonpress.com
Houston's Best Sandwiches: The R.I.P. at Antone's
We are in search of Houston's best sandwiches because we love sandwiches and we love Houston! When Antone's (multiple locations) first began announcing their celebrity sandwiches this summer, I was skeptical. Still, they announced their celebrity options on the heels of their Tex-Mex Cheesesteak being named the best cheesesteak in America. Think of it almost like a King Hawaiian roll, which goes really, really well with the pork. If you have a sandwich you think is one of the best in town, hit us up.houstonpress.com
First look: Bun B's Astros hat collection drops at team store
HOUSTON - Bun B designed three Astros hats that went on sale Thursday at the team store at Minute Maid Park. The rapper met with fans from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.One of the hats is a limited edition, with only 713 produced. It's a blue suede hat with a leather strap snapback with gold accents and a "Trill OG" pin. One is a white hat with orange lettering on the front that says "Astros." The other hat is navy blue with the Astros logo of the mid- to late '90s.
Houston rap icon, Bun B highlights a cosmic summer bash at MFAH
Houston rap icon, Bun B highlights a cosmic summer bash at MFAHSeems from the MFAH Mixed Media at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston Friday Aug 02,2019. (Dave Rossman Photo) Seems from the MFAH Mixed Media at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston Friday Aug 02,2019. (Dave Rossman Photo) Photo: Dave Rossman, Contributor Photo: Dave Rossman, Contributor Image 1 of / 39 Caption Close Houston rap icon, Bun B highlights a cosmic summer bash at MFAH 1 / 39 Back to GalleryOrdinary Americans made the extraordinary happen when the first man walked on the moon on July 20, 1969. More than 50 years later, Houston art lovers on Friday celebrated the defining moments of the Apollo 11 lunar landing once again at Houston Museum of Fine Arts' space-centric summer bash. PREVIEW: Get our experts' picks for concerts, kids' stuff, fine arts, movies and moreArt appreciators danced at the galactic bash to Houston rap legend, Bun B, performing with Houston hip-hop band, Doc Loc and the Swangers.chron.com
Donnie Houston Brings Out Bun B And More To Discuss Sneaker Culture
This guy is, if Im not mistaken, the first artist to design a shoe for Jordan brand.The artist in question was Houstons own Bun B. The Trill OG smiled through the audience applause as Kadoma went on to describe the CPxBB, the 2013 shoe collaboration between Bun B and Chris Paul for Jordan Brand. Kadoma is the founder of Sneaker Summit, the annual celebration of all things in shoe culture, and the accompanying Sneaker Summit storefront, where he sells pieces collected over the past few decades. He was joined Thursday by Bun B, Tausha Quan, and Nard Got Sole for Donnie Houstons Heart of a Hustler series, a conversation about entrepreneurship. Photo By Doogie RouxI remember Pimp C use to say that well know weve made it if we work with Jordan, recalls Bun B about his legendary partner.houstonpress.com